Observation 120475: Coniophora olivacea (Fr.) Karst.

When: 2012-12-15

Seen at: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Displayed at the annual NAMA (North American Mycological Association) Foray. NAMA will usually photograph, dry and keep each species in an herbarium. This post is an additional record and not part of the NAMA vouchering system.

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My problem
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-20 14:26:57 CST (-0500)

is finding useful keys to crust fungi..

Tell us, what do we see here? Incrusted ends of hyphae – or cystidia – so, which species do they lead to?

I did the slide prep on this.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-20 12:21:37 CST (-0500)

first you stain w/phloxine, then you clear the slide with KOH. Also, it is important to get a super-thin section (using a dissecting scope to do this is a huge help) and NOT do a smash mount.

Since taking this crust class (put on by Tom Bruns and Karen Nakasome) I am now a huge crust fan…they are fabulous under the scope! Hopefully Darv will post more of his photos of my and others’ slides from that class here.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-12-20 00:50:03 CST (-0500)

I didn’t make the collection or make the slide, but I did take the photo. The stain was phloxine. it was part of a crust workshop at NAMA 2012.

By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2012-12-19 22:21:14 CST (-0500)

Did you use congo red for this?

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